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Hastings 1957/58 Tournament

Paul Keres7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Miroslav Filip6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Leonard William Barden5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Gyula Kluger4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Olof Sterner4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Jonathan Penrose4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Peter Clarke3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Max Blau2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]
Stefan Fazekas1.5/9(+0 -6 =3)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Hastings 1957/58

The 33rd Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held from December 27, 1957 to January 6, 1958. Ten grandmasters and masters were invited to compete a round robin format at the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included previous Hastings winners Svetozar Gligoric, Paul Keres, and Dr. Jonathan Penrose. Keres was clear first at the finish with +6, winning his second Hastings tournament.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Keres * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7½ 2 Gligoric 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6½ 3 Filip ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 6 4 Barden 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 5 =5 Kluger 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 4½ =5 Sterner 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 4½ 7 Penrose 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 4 8 Clarke 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 3½ 9 Blau 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 * 1 2 10 Fazekas 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1½

Hastings (1956/57) and Hastings (1958/59) were the 32nd and 34th Christmas festivals at this city.

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1957/58, by User: suenteus po 147.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs L Barden  1-0361957Hastings 1957/58A15 English
2. J Penrose vs Blau 1-0201957Hastings 1957/58C44 King's Pawn Game
3. Filip vs Gligoric  ½-½251957Hastings 1957/58A05 Reti Opening
4. Fazekas vs P Clarke  ½-½431957Hastings 1957/58A04 Reti Opening
5. G Kluger vs O Sterner  ½-½731957Hastings 1957/58D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
6. Gligoric vs G Kluger  ½-½351957Hastings 1957/58C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. Blau vs Fazekas 1-0381957Hastings 1957/58B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
8. O Sterner vs J Penrose  ½-½221957Hastings 1957/58B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. L Barden vs P Clarke  ½-½231957Hastings 1957/58C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
10. Keres vs Filip  ½-½161957Hastings 1957/58C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
11. G Kluger vs Keres  0-1361957Hastings 1957/58E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
12. Filip vs L Barden  ½-½211957Hastings 1957/58A48 King's Indian
13. J Penrose vs Gligoric  ½-½451957Hastings 1957/58C44 King's Pawn Game
14. Fazekas vs O Sterner 0-1391957Hastings 1957/58C17 French, Winawer, Advance
15. P Clarke vs Blau 1-0511957Hastings 1957/58C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
16. Keres vs J Penrose 1-0471957Hastings 1957/58C41 Philidor Defense
17. L Barden vs Blau 1-0321957Hastings 1957/58E78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3
18. O Sterner vs P Clarke  ½-½291957Hastings 1957/58B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
19. Gligoric vs Fazekas  1-0401957Hastings 1957/58E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
20. Filip vs G Kluger  1-0371957Hastings 1957/58A05 Reti Opening
21. Blau vs O Sterner  0-1511958Hastings 1957/58C00 French Defense
22. Fazekas vs Keres 0-1421958Hastings 1957/58A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. P Clarke vs Gligoric  0-1791958Hastings 1957/58E49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
24. J Penrose vs Filip 0-1491958Hastings 1957/58B42 Sicilian, Kan
25. G Kluger vs L Barden  ½-½231958Hastings 1957/58E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-10-16  pazzed paun: This would have been a very different tournament if Bobby Fischer had played as he originally planned instead of the USA championship
Apr-08-16  mathlover: yes but y did bobby withdrew?
Apr-09-16  pazzed paun: There was no real explanation given but it looks like playing in the USA championship was a better career move for Fischer
Apr-09-16  Howard: But, at the age of 14, was Fischer ready to compete in a tournament with the likes of Keres and Gligoric ?

Yes, yes, he won his first U.S. championship at that age, but Hastings was certainly a tougher event.

Didn't know he'd considered playing at Hastings though.

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  Absentee: <Howard: But, at the age of 14, was Fischer ready to compete in a tournament with the likes of Keres and Gligoric?>

I'd say he was. He played them in Zürich the following year and finished tied for third with Keres (whom he beat) and half a point behind Gligoric (who beat him), and again in the Candidates where he drew both (all games vs Keres were black wins, curiously).

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  Retireborn: In those days (and for years afterwards) the playing conditions at Hastings were rather poor, unfortunately. Had Fischer played he might not have completed the tournament.
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  Nosnibor: Apparently Rossolimo was also invited but withdrew shortly before the start.

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